Original Film

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Original Film
Private
IndustryMovie studio
Founded1990; 30 years ago (1990)
FounderNeal H. Moritz
Bruce Mellon
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Neal H. Moritz (founder)
Mark LeCasse (CEO)
Jason Carves (co-president)
OwnersIndependent

Original Film is an American film production company founded by Neal H. Moritz.[1][2][3][4] Notable films the company has produced include Fast & Furious franchise.

History[edit]

Original Film was started out in the early 1990s by Neal H. Moritz and Bruce Mellon as a film producer and a commercial company.[5][6][7]

In 1991, David Heyman joined in as employee of the motion picture department. He later resigned to join Heyday Films.[8] In 1993, Stokley Chaffin joined the company. He stayed on with the company for eight years until 2001.[9]

In 1997, the studio struck a long-time partnership deal with Sony Pictures, and it remained until 2019.[10][11] At the same time, Brad Luff joined the company. He left in 2003 to run Morgan Creek Productions.[12] In 1998, the studio struck a deal with Newmarket Capital Group to produce lower-budget feature films.[13]

In 1999, the studio made its first foray on TV with the debut of Shasta McNasty. At the same time, Mark Rossen joined the company.[14]

In 2002, Moritz launched a partnerhip with fellow talent agency Marty Adelstein to head a film and television managing company Original, that comprises the assets of the company.[15] Later that year, Dawn Parouse joined the company, and later the studio struck a deal with 20th Century Fox Television to produce TV shows.[16]

In 2004, the film and managing business has been split up.[17] At the same time, Ori Marmur, formerly of Mandalay Pictures (in which the studio developed the I Know What You Did Last Summer films for Mandalay) joined the company.[18] Two years later, Moritz struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television to produce television shows.[19]

In 2017, the studio signed a feature film production deal with Paramount Pictures to produce feature films, starting in 2019.[20] Its deal was recently extended until 2023.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Co-production companies Notes Budget Gross
1990 Framed Dean Parisot HBO HBO Pictures Television film
Uncredited
First production by the company
N/A
1992 Juice Ernest R. Dickerson Paramount Pictures Island World First theatrical film by the company. $5 million $20.1 million
1994 The Stoned Age James Melkonian Trimark Pictures N/A N/A
Blind Justice Richard Spence HBO HBO Pictures Television film
1997 Buster Pointdexter: Online Gavin Bowden Island Def Jam Music Group N/A Short film
Volcano Mick Jackson 20th Century Fox Fox 2000 Pictures
Donner-Shuler Donner Productions
$90 million $122.8 million
I Know What You Did Last Summer Jim Gillespie Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Mandalay Entertainment
$17 million $125.2 million
1998 Reason Thirteen C. Jay Cox TLA Releasing N/A Short film N/A
The Rat Pack Rob Cohen HBO HBO Pictures Television film
Urban Legend Jamie Blanks Sony Pictures Releasing TriStar Pictures
Phoenix Pictures
$14 million $72.5 million
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Danny Cannon Columbia Pictures
Mandalay Entertainment
$24 million $84 million
1999 Cruel Intentions Roger Kumble Columbia Pictures
Newmarket Capital Group
$10.5 million $76.3 million
Blue Streak Les Mayfield Columbia Pictures
The IndieProd Company
Jaffe Productions
$36 million $117.7 million
Monster! John Lafia UPN Village Roadshow Pictures
Wilshire Court Productions
Television film N/A
Held Up Steve Rash Trimark Pictures N/A $8 million $4 million
2000 Cabin by the Lake Po-Chih Leong USA Network Great Falls Productions
USA Cable Entertainment
Television film N/A
The Skulls Rob Cohen Universal Pictures Newmarket Capital Group $15 million $50.8 million
Urban Legends: Final Cut John Ottman Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Phoenix Pictures
$14 million $38.6 million
Cruel Intentions 2 Roger Kumble Columbia TriStar Home Video Newmarket Capital Group Direct-to-video N/A
Hendrix Leon Ichaso Showtime MGM Television Television film
2001 Shotgun Love Dolls T. J. Scott MTV Alliance Atlantis
Saving Silverman Dennis Dugan Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
$22 million $26 million
The Fast and the Furious Rob Cohen Universal Pictures Mediastream Film GmbH & Co. Productions KG $38 million $207.3 million
Class Warfare Richard Shepard USA Network British Columbia Film Commission
Dogwood Pictures
Jaffe/Braunstein Films
Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Television film N/A
Return to Cabin by the Lake Po-Chih Leong Great Falls Productions
USA Cable Entertainment
Soul Survivors Stephen Carpenter Artisan Entertainment N/A $17 million $4,299,141
The Glass House Daniel Sackheim Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures $30 million $23.6 million
Not Another Teen Movie Joel Gallen $15 million $66.5 million
2002 Slackers Dewey Nicks Screen Gems
Alliance Atlantis
$14 million $6.4 million
The Skulls II Joe Chappelle Universal Studios Home Video Newmarket Capital Group Direct-to-video N/A
XXX Rob Cohen Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Revolution Studios
$88.3 million $277.4 million
Sweet Home Alabama Andy Tennant Buena Vista Pictures Touchstone Pictures $30 million $180.6 million
2003 Vegas Dick Frederick King Keller UPN 20th Century Fox Television Television film N/A
Static Lee Perkins N/A Flat Out Films
Random Noise Productions
Short film
2 Fast 2 Furious John Singleton Universal Pictures Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG $76 million $236.3 million
S.W.A.T. Clark Johnson Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Camelot Pictures
Chris Lee Productions
$70 million $207.2 million
Out of Time Carl Franklin MGM Distribution Co. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Monarch Pictures
$50 million $55.5 million
2004 Torque Joseph Kahn Warner Bros. Pictures Village Roadshow Pictures $40 million $46.5 million
The Skulls III J. Miles Dale Universal Studios Home Video Newmarket Films Direct-to-video N/A
Cruel Intentions 3 Scott Ziehl Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment Direct-to-video
2005 XXX: State of the Union Lee Tamahori Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Revolution Studios
$113.1 million $71.1 million
Devour David Winkler Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Newmarket Films
Bigel Entertainment
Direct-to-video N/A
Stealth Rob Cohen Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Phoenix Pictures
Laura Ziskin Productions
$135 million $76.9 million
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Justin Lin Universal Pictures Relativity Media $85 million $159 million
Click Frank Coraci Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Revolution Studios
Happy Madison Productions
$82.5 million $240.7 million
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer Sylvain White Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Destination Films
Mandalay Pictures
Direct-to-video N/A
Gridiron Gang Phil Joanou Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
$30 million $41 million
2007 Evan Almighty Tom Shadyac Universal Pictures Relativity Media
Spyglass Entertainment
Shady Acres Entertainment
$175 million $173.4 million
I Am Legend Francis Lawrence Warner Bros. Pictures Village Roadshow Pictures
Weed Road Pictures
Overbrook Entertainment
Heyday Films
$150 million $585.3 million
2008 Vantage Point Pete Travis Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Relativity Meida
$40 million $152 million
Prom Night Nelson McCormick Screen Gems
Newmarket Films
$20 million $57.2 million
Made of Honor Paul Weiland Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
$40 million $106.4 million
SIS John Herzfeld Spike Shoot L.A. Crew
Sony Pictures Television
Television film N/A
2009 Fast & Furious Justin Lin Universal Pictures Relativity Media
One Race Films
$85 million $363.2 million
2010 The Bounty Hunter Andy Tennant Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Relativity Meida
$40–45 million $136.3 million
2011 The Green Hornet Michel Gondry $120 million $227.8 million
S.W.A.T.: Firefight Benny Boom Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Stage 6 Films
RCR Media Group
Direct-to-video N/A
Battle: Los Angeles Jonathan Liebesman Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
$100 million $211.8 million
Fast Five Justin Lin Universal Pictures One Race Films $125 million $626.1 million
The Change-Up David Dobkin Relativity Media
Big Kid Pictures
$52 million $75.5 million
2012 21 Jump Street Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
SJC Studios
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
$54.7 million $201.5 million
Total Recall Len Wiseman Columbia Pictures $125 million $198.5 million
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Bryan Singer Warner Bros. Pictures New Line Cinema
Legendary Pictures
Bad Hat Harry Productions
$195–220 million $197.7 million
Dead Man Down Niels Arden Oplev FilmDistrict Frequency Films
IM Global
WWE Studios
$30 million $18.1 million
Fast & Furious 6 Justin Lin Universal Pictures Relativity Media
One Race Films
$160–260 million $788.7 million
R.I.P.D. Robert Schwentke Dark Horse Entertainment $130–154 million $78.3 million
2014 Search Party Scot Armstrong Focus World Gold Circle Entertainment
American Work
N/A $117,295
22 Jump Street Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
LStar Capital
MRC
Cannell Studios
Storyville
75 Year Plan Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
$50–84.5 million $331.3 million
2015 Furious 7 James Wan Universal Pictures MRC
One Race Films
$190–250 million $1.515 billion
Goosebumps Rob Letterman Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
LStar Capital
Village Roadshow Pictures
Scholastic Entertainment
$58–84 million $158.3 million
2016 Passengers Morten Tyldum Columbia Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
Start Motion Pictures
LStar Capital
Wanda Pictures
Company Films
$110–150 million $303.1 million
2017 The Fate of the Furious F. Gary Gray Universal Pictures One Race Films $250 million $1.236 billion
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Tony Giglio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Destination Films Direct-to-video N/A
2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Ari Sandel Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
Scholastic Entertainment
Silvertongue Films
$35 million $93.3 million
Hunter Killer Donovan Marsh Lionsgate Summit Premiere
Millennium Media
Relativity Media
G-BASE
Tucker Tooley Entertainment
$40 million $31.7 million
2019 Escape Room Adam Robitel Sony Pictures Releasing Columbia Pictures $9 million $155.7 million
The Art of Racing in the Rain Simon Curtis 20th Century Fox Fox 2000 Pictures
Shifting Gears Productions
$18 million $33.8 million
2020 Sonic the Hedgehog Jeff Fowler Paramount Pictures Sega Sammy Group
Marza Animation Planet
Blur Studio
$81–95 million $306.8 million
Spenser Confidential Peter Berg Netflix Closest to the Hole Productions
Leverage Entertainment
Film 44
N/A
Bloodshot David S. F. Wilson Sony Pictures Releasing Bona Film Group
Cross Creek Pictures
Annabell Pictures
The Hideaway Entertainment
One Race Films
Valiant Entertainment
$45 million $29.2 million
2021 Escape Room 2 Adam Robitel Columbia Pictures TBA
F9 Justin Lin Universal Pictures One Race Films
Roth-Kirschenbaum Films
2022 Untitled Sonic the Hedgehog Sequel[22][23] Jeff Fowler Paramount Pictures Sega Sammy Group
Marza Animation Planet
Blur Studio
TBA Overnight Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Walt Disney Pictures

Television series[edit]

Year Title Creator Network Co-production companies Notes Seasons Episodes
1999–2000 Shasta McNasty Jeff Eastin UPN Columbia TriStar Television 1 22
2002 Greg the Bunny Steven Levitan
Spencer Chinoy
Dan Milano
Fox Steven Levitan Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Uncredited 1 13
2003–2005 Tru Calling Jon Harmon Feldman "Oh That Gus!", Inc.
20th Century Fox Television
Credited as Original Television 2 26
2004 The Help Ron Leavitt The WB Warner Bros. Television 1 7
2005 Point Pleasant John McLaughlin
Marti Noxon
Fox 20th Century Fox Television Credited as Original Television 1 13
2005–2009; 2017 Prison Break Paul Scheuring Rat Entertainment (pilot)
Adelstein/Parouse Productions (2005-2009)
Adelstein Productions (2017)
Dawn Olmstead Productions (2017)
One Light Road Productions (2017)
20th Century Fox Television
Credited as Original Television 5 90
2010–2013 The Big C Darlene Hunt Showtime Perkins Street Productions
Sony Pictures Television
4 40
2013 Save Me John Scott Shepherd NBC Sony Pictures Television 1 13
2016-2019 Preacher based on the comic book by:
Garth Ennis
Steve Dillion
developed by:
Sam Catlin
Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
AMC Woodbridge Productions (2016)
KFL Nightsky Productions (2017)
Short Drive Entertainment
Point Grey Pictures
Kickstart Productions
AMC Studios
Sony Pictures Television
4 40
2017–present S.W.A.T. the 1975 series by:
Robert Hammer
Rick Husky
developed by:
Shawn Ryan
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
CBS MiddKid Productions
ART Productions
Perfect Storm Entertainment
CBS Television Studios
Sony Pictures Television
3 64
2017–2019 Happy! Grant Morrison
Darick Robertson
Syfy Hypernormal (2019)
Littleton Road
Universal Cable Productions
2 18
2019–present The Boys the comic book by:
Garth Ennis
Darick Robertson
developed by:
Eric Kripke
Prime Video Kripke Enterprises
Point Grey Pictures
Kickstart Entertainment
KFL Nightsky Productions
Amazon Studios
Sony Pictures Television
1 8
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers characters by:
Gary Scott Thompson
Netflix DreamWorks Animation Television
Universal Television
TBA Goosebumps characters by:
R. L. Stine
TBA Scholastic Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Backstage.com
  3. ^ Variety
  4. ^ Variety
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  8. ^ "Soundtrack". Variety. 1991-02-25. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  9. ^ Fritz, Ben (2005-10-18). "Exec to try shingle life". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  10. ^ Lorber, Danny (1998-07-07). "Moritz extends Col deal". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  11. ^ Brodesser, Claude; Lyons, Charles (2001-03-22). "Moritz stays at Columbia". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  12. ^ Brodesser, Claude (2003-07-25). "Morgan Creek taps Luff prez". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  13. ^ Petrikin, Chris; Carver, Benedict (1998-03-26). "Original idea for genre pix". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  14. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (1999-07-29). "Original names TV prexy". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  15. ^ Brodesser, Claude (2002-04-03). "Moritz, Adelstein partner". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  16. ^ Schneider, Michael (2002-08-13). "New 20th TV program deal is an Original". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  17. ^ LaPorte, Nicole (2004-02-27). "Inside Move: Moritz, Adelstein plan Original breakup". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  18. ^ LaPorte, Nicole; Brodesser, Claude (2004-02-24). "Mandalay's Marmur at Original". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  19. ^ Adalian, Josef (2006-10-05). "Original sets pilots at Fox". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (2017-09-06). "Neal Moritz Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount". Variety. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  21. ^ Kroll, Justin (2020-08-26). "Paramount Pictures Extends First-Look Deal With Producer Neal Moritz". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  22. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 28, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog' Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  23. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (July 23, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Gets April 2022 Release Date". TheWrap. Retrieved July 24, 2020.

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